Has Christ A Place In Eastern Meditation Or Any Of It's So-Called Christian Contemplative Derivatives ?

Eastern Meditation And Its So-Called Christian Derivatives Are Deafeningly Loud In The Meanings Embedded In Their Silence & Nothingness !

On the one hand, Christianity is affectionately embracing eastern style mantra based meditative practices by substituting a vocabulary of Christian mantras, developing its own brand of centering prayer, promoting breath prayers and inspiring an upsurge of contemplative spirituality.

But, on the other hand, the Bible rejects the existence at birth of a God-given " personal-immortal-divine-entity" and in fact attributes it as a delusive lie, a fabrication of Satanic deception utterred in Eden to Eve. Gen 3:4-5.  And the serpent said unto the woman, Ye shall not surely die: For God doth know that in the day ye eat thereof, then your eyes shall be opened, and ye shall be as gods, knowing good and evil. 

After Adam and Eve fell, God said “…. lest he put forth his hand, and take also from the tree of life, and eat, and live forever : …. so He drove out the man; and He placed at the east of the garden of Eden Cherubims and a flaming sword which turned every way to keep the way of the tree of life.” It is obvious from the Bible account that man does not possess immortality. Furthermore, the Bible states that only God is immortal.... " Who only hath immortality..." 1 Tim 6:16.   

The Bible is unique as the only scripture that does not lend support and directly repudiates the very existence of a " personal-immortal-divine-entity" at birth in man which is the very foundation of eastern meditation. If there is no "personal-immortal-divine-entity", that leaves nothing for the meditator to discover in meditation and their entire practice has no purpose. Why then are Christians drawn by the millions into contemplative practices based on discovery of their personal-immortal-divine ? Those Christians who are truly converted and who have had a living experience with Christ, Who came within when they shared in His death and His resurrection will discern that the suggestion of discovering an in-born inner-divine through eastern style meditation is delusive. Those Christians who are unconverted with no prior experience with Christ will risk being drawn into the contemplative delusive experience of a pre-existent inner-divine. The spiritual acid test is simply this - did the incomparable love of God from the cross humble you sufficiently, revealing in the same instant the height of God's love for you personally and the depth of your sins, and in that moment caused you to reach out to avail yourself of His gift and your need for both Christ's justification and sanctification ?    

The question will come up, How is it? Is it by conditions that we receive salvation? Never by conditions do we come to Christ. And if we come to Christ, then what is the condition? The condition is that by living faith we lay hold wholly and entirely upon the merits of the blood of a crucified and risen Saviour. When we do that, then we work the works of righteousness. But when God is calling the sinner in our world, and inviting him, there is no condition there; he is drawn by the invitation of Christ and it is not, “Now you have got to respond in order to come to God.” The sinner comes, and as he comes and views Christ elevated upon that cross of Calvary, which God impresses upon his mind, there is a love beyond anything that is imagined that he has taken hold of. And what then? As he beholds that love, why he says that he is a sinner. Well, then, what is sin? Why at once he has to come here to find out. There is no definition given in our world but that transgression is the transgression of the law; and therefore he finds out what sin is. And there is repentance toward God; and what then?—why, faith toward our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ that can speak pardon to the transgressor. {1888 537.2}.

On the other hand, the high point of eastern meditative practices ( breath prayers, mantras, Centering Prayer, Contemplative Prayer)  which are now embraced into Christianity is the non dualistic mind-state where polar opposites including good and evil are not differentiated which forms the very basis of eastern realities whereby God and every man are naturally, organically and unitively ONE without any need for any intervention whatsoever from Christ.  

Whilst meditation is eastern in origin and inextricably entwined with its respective religious beliefs, science has begun to probe into its workings in the brain and in the mind and is extracting what it regards as therapeutic benefits for stress, depression, redevelopment of brain mass and even personal transformation. What will be the result of all these developments ? Yoga alone accounts for 250 million practitioners. Will we see the emergence globally of a unified divine consciousness, a heaven on earth or will we face the delusion of having built upon deceptive false foundations and be faced with a gargantuan spiritual Frankenstein of global proportions ?